Thursday, July 22, 2010

Continuing Education and Some Great Wedding Work!

So lately I have been dedicating myself to learning more about my craft which has been a lot of fun and I've definitely learned a lot! A few weeks ago I attended a presentation with Chris Giftos that the Litchfield Garden Club hosted. If you have not heard of him, he's a famous and endlessly talented floral designer, who has created flowers for Jackie O., made one of Elizabeth Taylor's wedding bouquets (Richard Burton!) and was the floral designer and events coordinator for the Metropolitan Museum in NYC for decades. Wendy and I were so inspired by his designs, his use of color and also by the way he handled the flowers - he didn't even have to look and the arrangement would turn out PERFECTLY every time! These are a few photos from our exciting day.

I also recently attended a presentation on weddings in the colonial era at the Stanley Whitman House in Farmington - so interesting! If anyone is looking for historically accurate colonial flowers - I'm definitely your designer.

We've also been really busy with weddings every weekend but have worked with some really great couples with unique styles and gorgeous venues.

Rose and David were so much fun to work with! Their wedding at the Webb Barn in Wethersfield was put together with the help of Candice from Jubilee and they really attended to every detail. It was so personal and beautiful. Here are a few photos from their wonderful photographer, Stephanie Ann Photography:

Christina and Dave and their whole clan from Nebraska had an amazing wedding at their grandparent's home right on the ocean in Old Lyme, CT with a reception to follow at the Old Lyme Beach Club. Lindsay from Sixpence For Your Shoe made it all happen and it turned out to be a beautiful, seaside, windswept wedding. Here are a few photo from both my camera and those of their talented photographer, Bruce Plotkin.

Seda and Tigran had a beautiful Armenian wedding that their Armenian Church in Trumbull with a pretty and intimate reception at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. Their palette was blue and white. I loved working on this one - simple and elegant.

We also had the good fortune to do another fabulous wedding at the Gershon Fox Room, one of our favorite CT venues! Our bride, Portia, was fearless with her really amazing vision for black and white damask with pops of yellow. I can't wait to see some images from her photographer, the very talented Carla Ten Eyck. In the meantime, here are a couple from my camera:

And last but not least we enjoyed doing a pretty purple themed wedding at The Riverview, another venue where we love to work. Here's a photo of the bouquets, which were simple but pretty and their arch for the ceremony:

And here's something I made for my home with the leftovers (you'd think I'd tire of flowers but I never do!):